If you want to stay out in the beautiful country 40 minutes from the cultural city of Edinburgh in Scotland, the historic market town of Haddington in East Lothian is a good base. Tannery House is about 200 years old on one of Haddington's most historic roads, Sidegate. We do have Sky, Freeview and wi-fi on reasonably fast broadband.
You'll find us near the High Street, fourteenth century St Mary's Church (Scotland's biggest parish church), local restaurants and pubs (like the Waterside Bistro, the Tyneside Tavern and the Avenue), walks along the River Tyne, East Lothian's world famous golf courses, and only 400 metres from the countryside.
Staying with us at Tannery House does mean fitting in with our busy family where there's always something going on. You would stay in one of our sons' spacious double bedrooms. There's a single bed and a double futon. We have a bathroom with shower and bath just outside your room, a separate loo, a big farmhouse style kitchen and a cosy, classic sitting room.
During the winter you can enjoy the warmth from the woodburning stove in the kitchen and the open fire in the sitting room.
Our friends describe our house as a 'bit of a tardis' because it looks deceptively small from the street but has a huge walled garden at the back full of fruit trees, vegetables, lovely flowers and, of course, more than a few weeds!
East Lothian is great for golfers, history buffs, walkers and very popular with road cyclists. At the weekends the small local roads fill up with peletons heading out from Edinburgh. We love sport ourselves - cycling, tennis, walking, running, golf (not much good though) - so could probably set you up for whatever sport you enjoy.
There are buses direct to Haddington from Edinburgh and trains to Longniddry (10 minutes away). There's also free parking nearby. Sidegate runs south towards Gifford from the east end of the High Street so Tannery House is only about 100 metres from the centre of town.
We met Christopher, his daughter and their sweet dog.
Chrisptopher gave us a warm welcome, was very friendly and showed us around in Haddington.
We enjoyed our stay and would definetly stay with them again!